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Three killed in Nigeria pipeline explosion 28 March 2016

Three people were killed and several wounded when an oil pipeline belonging to Italy's ENI exploded during repair works in Nigeria's southern Delta region, according to a Reuters report which quoted Nigerian environmental group Environmental Rights Action (ERA)....

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BP and Statoil withdraw staff from Algerian plants after attack 22 March 2016

BP and Statoil will withdraw staff from two gas plants in Algeria after a terrorist attack on one of the joint sites the companies run with Algerian state hydrocarbon company Sonatrach on March 18. The rocket attack on the Krechba gas plant in In Salah caused no casualties or damage, and Al Qaeda's North Africa branch later claimed responsibility for the attack....

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Three injured as explosion and fire destroys Nigeria biscuit plant 22 March 2016

Three workers suffered burn injuries after a gas explosion caused a fire that razed the Niger Biscuits Company factory in Apapa, Lagos, destroying property worth millions of naira. Local media reported workers saying the affected section was stocked with paper materials and other inflammable materials, which made it difficult to fight the fire....

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Nigeria gas plant explosion kills eight 03 January 2016

Police said on December 25 that eight people died in the previous day’s explosion at a gas plant in Nnewi, southern Nigeria. Six other persons who were seriously injured have been taken to hospital. A witness told the Vanguard newspaper that the blast was triggered when a truck began discharging cooking gas without waiting for the mandatory cooling time....

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Death toll rises to 193 in South Sudan fuel tanker explosion 21 September 2015

The governor of Western Equatoria state, Patrick Raphael Zamoi, said on September 19 that the death toll from the fuel tanker explosion three days earlier had claimed a total of 193 lives. Zamoi said the death toll would likely rise, as his figure only included those confimed dead on the spot or in hospital....

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Swaziland factory blast hospitalises 150 17 August 2015

According to the Times of Swaziland, 150 workers were hospitalised after an explosion released toxic fumes at the Great Spring garment factory in Matsapha, central Swaziland, on August 14. The plant has 650 workers altogether....

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Explosion and fire kill at least 25 in Egyptian furniture factory 29 July 2015

At least 25 people have died in a fire at a furniture factory in El Obour, an industrial city some 35 kilometres northeast of Cairo, with more than 20 others injured. An investigation is underway but reports suggest a gas cylinder exploded and that the plant did not have the safety clearances required to operate....

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Nigeria chlorine cylinder explosion kills 8, injures 101 26 July 2015

Eight people died and 101 others were injured after inhaling chlorine after a cylinder of the gas exploded at a Plateau State Water Board plant in Jos, central Nigeria, on July 25. A Plateau State Government spokesperson said: “There was excess chlorine inhalation from an exploded chlorine cylinder by residents around the Lamingo Water Board Treatment Plant.”...

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Twelve killed in Nigeria pipeline explosion 13 July 2015

Twelve people died and three were injured in an explosion on July 9 during repair work on a pipeline in Bayelsa state operated by the local subsidiary of Italian oil company Eni. According to local reports, the victims worked on a maintenance team for a local service company, repairing damage caused “by acts of sabotage” on the Tebidaba-Clough Creek pipeline....

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Ghana petrol station explosion kills more than 200 04 June 2015

At least 200 have been killed in Ghana's capital, Accra, after a huge explosion at a petrol station where dozens were sheltering from torrential rains and floods. Edward Omane Boamah, the Ghanaian Communications Minister, described the situation as a "national emergency"....

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